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ECCHO Public Statement

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ECCHO Public Statement

Supporters of New Urban West and Michael Schlesinger claim that ECCHO wants nothing but a golf course on the Country Club site. That claim is a falsehood. The lie is intended to make the community appear stubborn in pursuit of an inflexible demand. The opposite is true.

Certainly, ECCHO regrets the loss of the golf course as an open space asset. And, it's true that ECCHO opposes the dreadful specter of 392 houses being crammed into the neighborhood. But ECCHO's opposition is not based upon a demand for an 18-hole golf course. ECCHO simply wants to see a reasonable, responsible project that preserves the benefit of some open space. In fact, ECCHO paid for an initial study that suggested the housing density had to be capped at 158 units. Completion of that study by residents in the area suggested a cap of 137 units.

ECCHO's purpose is not to revive the original golf course. Rather, its goal is to promote the preservation of open space and recreational assets in a project that will enhance the neighborhood.

Mike Slater,
ECCHO President

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Feedback on NUWI Open House

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    

Today, ECCHO Board representatives will be receiving comment cards submitted to New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) after their open house 3 weeks ago. At the same time, we will make available to NUWI the many email comments ECCHO has received in reaction to the same presentation. This exchange of information was agreed upon by both NUWI and the ECCHO Board shortly after their open house. ECCHO has redacted all personal information from the emails we received prior to making them available to NUWI. It is our understanding that NUWI has done the same with their comment cards.

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Voting tools and documentation

Sunday, October 12, 2014

If you're getting ready to vote absentee, here are a few tools that will help.  No lies, just truth!

 

Here is a link to the City of Escondido report on Prop H:

https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/IDC/ReportCaliforniaEl...

 

Here is a link to the actual initiative:

https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/IDC/Initiative_-_Open_...

 

Be a responsible voter!  Don't listen to the "spin", just read the facts!

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City Report on SITR Initiative: Wastewater Impacts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s wastewater impacts:
 

Wastewater Impacts

The City’s Wastewater Master Plan did not assume residential development associated with the SITR Initiative.  Based on an average of 200 gallons of daily wastewater generated by each of the 430 units proposed, it is anticipated that approximately 86,000 gallons of daily wastewater will be generated by project. (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 36)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

Please forward this message to other concerned Escondido Voters.

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City Report on SITR Initiative: Water Quality and Hydro-Modification Impacts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s water quality and hydro-modification impacts:
 

Water Quality and Hydro-Modification Impacts

The project proposed by the SITR Initiative drains to San Marcos Creek which discharges into Lake San Marcos and ultimately into Batiquitos Lagoon.  San Marcos Creek is listed as impaired for DDE,145 phosphorous, selenium and sediment toxicity. Lake San Marcos is listed as impaired for Ammonia as N and Nutrients.  Because a Water Quality Technical Report has not been provided by the project proponent, the effectiveness of the proposed detention ponds to treat or retain pollutants in the water cannot be confirmed. (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 34)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

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City Report on SITR Initiative: Drainage Impacts

Monday, August 11, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s drainage impacts:

Drainage Impacts.

Large portions of the proposed specific plan area proposed by the SITR Initiative are within FEMA mapped 100-year floodplain areas that convey drainage from both on and offsite areas. Page C-40 of “The Lakes Specific Plan” proposed by the SITR Initiative states that “Stormwater runoff will increase with planned development of the SPA.” The SPA further states that detention ponds will be used “at major discharge points to reduce peak developed condition runoff to levels approaching pre-development condition peak flows.” These statements indicate that the project’s drainage impacts may not be fully mitigated and that mitigation may not be implemented at all discharge points.  It is expected that without full mitigation increases in storm water runoff draining to systems with inadequate capacity would increase the potential for flooding of the surrounding areas.(City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 33-34)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report
 
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